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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (July 25, 2023)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Addressing Food Insecurity for Our Community
  • Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day: Thursday, July 27
  • Warning: Telephone Scammers at Work
  • Flint Hills Auxiliary Sponsors Collective Good Flash Sale

Addressing Food Insecurity for Our Community

Stormont Vail Health is on a mission to help address food insecurity in our community and we’re doing it with heart! Read this week’s blog on stormontvail.org here to discover how our collective efforts are making a tremendous impact in the community. Hear from Dana Blindt, MSN, BA, RN, Director of Care Transformation and Ambulatory Care Management, as she shares the inspiring initiatives we are undertaking to combat food insecurity.

 

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day: Thursday, July 27

Helping kids has never been so sweet! This Thursday, July 27, is Miracle Treat Day. For every Blizzard® Treat sold that day at participating DQ® locations $1 or more will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network at Stormont Vail Health. To learn more and find a DQ® location near you visit https://www.dairyqueen.com/en-us/miracle-treat-day/.

Participating DQ locations are N.W. Topeka Blvd, S.E. 29th, and S.W. Medford in Topeka, Manhattan, Holton, Emporia, Burlington and Council Grove.

 

Warning: Telephone Scammers at Work

The Consumer Protection Division has received reports that scammers are “spoofing” telephone numbers of local hospitals and public utilities, steal personal and medical information, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security numbers to steal personal information. The scammers are threatening to terminate benefits if the call recipient refuses to provide personal information or pay an amount over the phone.

Because these incoming calls appear to be legitimate on the recipient’s Caller ID, these scams are particularly dangerous. The scammers are hoping they can trick potential victims into answering the phone by spoofing legitimate phone numbers. If you are not expecting a call, be very wary of any calls that appear on your caller ID to be coming from a medical facility or public utility.

If you do receive an unexpected phone call that displays the name of a local hospital, medical facility, doctor’s office, or public utility, the Attorney General recommends that you let the call go to voicemail. You can then call the hospital or utility directly – using a telephone number listed on an official website – to ask if they called you and for what reason. Never give any personal information or payment information to a caller you do not know or on a call you did not initiate. If an unsolicited caller asks for personal information, such as SSNs or Medicare/Medicaid numbers, hang up immediately.

Medicare does not request personal information about you by telephone or make threatening calls requesting your information. If you think that there is a problem with your Medicare benefits, call Medicare at 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486- 2048.

Stormont Vail Health can be reached through our Contact Us Website or via telephone at the following:
Stormont Vail Contact Us
Main Number – (785) 354-6000
Billing and Payments – (785) 354-1150

If you are a victim of a phone or an online scam, immediately contact the bank you used to try to recall the wire transfer. Then file an online complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.IC3.gov).

 

Flint Hills Auxiliary Sponsors Collective Good Flash Sale

Stormont Vail Health invites the community to visit the Flint Hills Campus from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, for the Collective Goods Flash Sale. This fundraising event is presented by the Stormont Vail Flint Hills Auxiliary. Fundraisers similar to the Collective Goods Flash Sale aid in purchasing the most up-to-date equipment, such as the jaundice meter that the Flint Hills Campus recently received. This tool is the most effective and efficient way to test newborns for bilirubin. The Stormont Vail Flint Hills Auxiliary donated $500 to the Stormont Vail Foundation to make the purchase. Thank you to the Flint Hills Auxiliary!

The forecast the rest of the week is expected to bring high temperatures. Please stay safe, stay hydrated and check in with others who may be impacted by the intense heat to ensure they are doing alright.

We together,
Dr. Rob Kenagy

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